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In 'Freewater,' author Amina Luqman-Dawson uses fiction to illuminate a little-known part of Black h

Find a book excerpt from “Freewater” here.

We revisit Celeste Headlee’s conversation with Amina Luqman-Dawson about “Freewater,” her book for young adults.

The novel is a fictional account of a society founded by runaway slaves in the Great Dismal Swamp, which stretches between parts of Virginia and North Carolina. It originally aired in February.

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